Islam in America

Paperback | November 19, 2009

byJane I. Smith

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This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. The volume focuses specifically on the difficulty of living faithfully and adhering to tradition while adapting to an American way of life and addresses the role of women in Muslim culture, the raising and education of children, appropriate dress and behavior, and incidences of prejudice and unfair treatment.

The second edition of Islam in America features a new chapter on post-9/11 realities, which covers infringements on civil rights and profiling, participation in politics, transformations in Islamic law, pluralism and identity issues, foreign influences, anti-Islamic sentiment, intra-Islamic tensions, and the quest for a moderate Islam. Source notes, glossary, and additional resources also reflect recent developments and scholarship.

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This richly textured, critically acclaimed portrait of American Muslims introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in North America, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of Muslims in the United States. The volume focuses specifically on the difficulty of living faithfully...

Jane I. Smith is senior lecturer in divinity and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue and Visible and Invisible: Muslim Communities in the West. She is also the coeditor of Educating the Muslims of America and coau...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231147112

ISBN - 13:9780231147118

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Introduction1. Muslim Faith and Practice2. Contributors to the Development of Islam3. Islam Comes to America4. Islam in the African American Community5. The Public Practice of Islam6. Women and the Muslim American Family7. Living a Muslim Life in American Society8. Islam in America Post-9/11ChronologyNotesGlossaryResources for the Study of Islam in AmericaIndex

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is a valuable source for students and scholars who study Islam in America and offers useful features such as a chronology of significant events for American Muslims, a list of resources on the topic, and a glossary.